Taming Passion for the Public Good: Policing Sex in the Early Republic

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NOTES

NOTES TO CHAPTER 1

1. I have examined aspects of this phenomenon in three earlier books. See Mark E. Kann, On the Man Question: Gender and Civic Virtue in America (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1991); Kann, A Republic of Men: The American Founders, Gendered Language, and Patriarchal Politics (New York: NYU Press, 1998); and Kann, Punishment, Prisons, and Patriarchy: Liberty and Power in the Early American Republic (New York: NYU Press, 2005).

2. Markus Dirk Dubber, The Police Power: Patriarchy and the Foundations of American Government (New York: Columbia University Press, 2005), 5–6, 40, 43.

3. Gordon J. Schochet, The Authoritarian Family and Political Attitudes in 17th Century England: Patriarchalism in Political Thought (New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Books, 1988), 10–16.

4. R. W. Connell, Gender and Power: Society, the Person, and Sexual Politics (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1987), 110.

5. Carole Pateman, The Sexual Contract (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1988).

6. William Blackstone, Commentaries on the Laws of England, 4 vols. (1769; repr., Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1979), 4:162.

7. See Kann, Republic of Men, 137–43.

8. Thaddeus Russell, A Renegade History of the United States (New York: Free Press, 2010), xiii, 5, 11, 15.

9. Joyce Appleby, Inheriting the Revolution: The First Generation of Americans (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2000), 7, 10, 21.

10. Ibid., 19–20, 22.

11. Ibid., 88–89, 127–28.

12. Ibid., 194–95.

13. Ibid., 243.

14. Ibid., 204, 233, 235–36.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • 1 - In the Shadow of Patriarchal Authority 1
  • 2 - Resilient Patriarchal Authority 23
  • 3 - The Need to Police Sex 49
  • 4 - Policing Impassioned Men 77
  • 5 - Policing Women’s Sex Lives 103
  • 6 - Policing Prostitution 129
  • 7 - The Patriarchal Core of Liberalism 161
  • Notes 183
  • Bibliography 213
  • Index 229
  • About the Author 237
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